Sunday, February 19, 2006
Thousands in Northeast Still Without Power
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- About 200,000 homes and businesses still lacked power across the Northeast on Saturday as temperatures plummeted following a storm with hurricane-force wind gusts that was blamed for four deaths.I'm glad I'm not there. Brrrrrr! An "artic plunge" was cancelled in Madison, WI, because as soon as they cut the ice to create the hole, it "skimmed over with ice". The article says the storm swept out of the midwest. The wind and cold created many obstacles. Falling trees caused loss of life and injury. Hopefully, power will be restored, soon.
Wind was still blowing at about 30 mph through the region Saturday. On Friday, wind of more than 60 mph buffeted the Rochester area and a 77-mph gust was recorded at the city's airport, the weather service said...